The Effect of Music Notes on Flowers

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This tutorial shows how to apply any design on flower petals in Photoshop. As an example we can use the design of a stave for applying it on the tulip-petals.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

At first we should find an appropriate photo to work with. You can use search in Google Images or feel free to use my picture with the image of tulips. Open up the picture and start the tutorial.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

It is worth improving the quality of the image a little, before we start applying the effects. For this purpose we apply Filter > Sharpen > Smart Sharpen with the following parameters:

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

Then we should improve the contrast using Image > Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast:

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

In the upshot we’ll get the following result:

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

Now we should match the design to apply on the flower petals. I decided to take a picture of a stave (link to Stave.jpg). Let it be any fragment from any musical composition. We open this picture.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

Then we copy the notes on the main canvas with tulips, or just drag it using mouse.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

The size of the music sheet is too small for a tulip-petal, so we copy it using Ctrl+J and lower it a bit, place it so as it would be a uniform sheet, and merge the layers with the notes using Ctrl+E.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

Then we change the layer mode for the layer with notes for Darken. As a result white color was excluded, we see only notes and flowers.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

To expand the image we use Edit > Transform > Warp, with the help of this tool we deform the music sheet approximately to the form of a tulip-petal.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

Then using the Polygonal Lasso Tool we create petal-shaped selection.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

After that we use Shift+Ctrl+I to invert the selection, as it showed on the picture below:

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

We press the Delete button to delete everything that is contained within the selected area and remove the selection using Ctrl+D.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

Then we use the Eraser Tool, choose a brush with soft edge, 50 pixels in diameter, transparency 50% and slightly erase the notes along the edges of the petal. After that we use Filter > Sharpen > Sharpen for the layer with notes:

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

As there is dew on the tulips, for more natural effect in the places, where we see the drops, we should deform the notes a bit. For this purpose we use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (Feather 4 px) to create selection of the areas, that should be deformed.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

For the selected area we use Filter > Distort > Spherize with the following parameters:

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

On the same principle we deform the image for the rest of the drops on petals. We get an interesting dew effect on the notes.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

The rest of the petals are processed in the same way.

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

As a result we got a wonderful tutorial on design overlay on flower petals. Feel free to experiment and you will get an excellent effect!

The Effect of Music Notes on the Flowers

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7 Responses

  1. Odporny says:

    Very useful effect. Thx for this tutorial.

  2. ieyza says:

    it’s cool!!great!!! =)

  3. michael says:

    not sure how to get the music notes on there?

  4. jihed says:

    good work !!!!

  5. musc says:

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    and wanted to thank you for all the nice & brilliant content.

    especially thanks for the excellent tutorials

    Musc

  6. fahad says:

    thanks and keep it up